Managing the Shift: Adapting to the Impact of Bill 148 on Ontario’s Restaurant Sector

In late 2017, Ontario passed new legislation (the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, also known as Bill 148) that made a total of 64 changes to Ontario’s labour and employment laws. This included a January 1, 2018, increase of its general minimum wage from $11.60 to $14.00 per hour and its liquor server wage from $10.10 to $12.20 per hour.

Managing the Shift: Adapting to the Impact of Bill 148 on Ontario’s Restaurant Sector analyzes the responses of over 300 restaurants to an Ontario-wide survey of full- and limited-service restaurants on the impact of the new legislation, with a focus on independently owned businesses.

The report includes both quantitative and qualitative data, exploring information provided through a web-based survey and one-on-one telephone interviews.

Download Managing the Shift: Adapting to the Impact of Bill 148 on Ontario’s Restaurant Sector to examine the effects of Bill 148 on three key areas in Ontario’s restaurant industry:

  1. Labour markets
  2. Managerial and operations issues
  3. Profitability

 

Highlights from Managing the Shift: Adapting to the Impact of Bill 148 on Ontario’s Restaurant Sector: